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Dad Pleads for Help to Save his Son

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2:25pm 14th November 2011
(Updated 2:25pm 14th November 2011)

The dad of a St Ives windsurfer is making a plea for help to save his son's life.

Andrew Buchanan is in hospital in London with leukaemia.

Doctors say a bone marrow transplant is his last best hope.

Dad Paul is urging people who know him to get checked out, "Both his brothers have been checked and, sadly, they weren't a match. It is not easy at all. But it brings the best out of people. He has lots of windsurfing mates in Cornwall and if they could help him and others it would literally save lives.

"We go up and visit him in London but we take a back seat. We are the typical parents, obviously his peer group are far more important to him but, like any parent, you think ahead and you don't sleep at night."

Hear the full interview with Paul here...


The Antony Nolan Trust registers people who want to help.

Karen Archer from the charity says three quarters of patients are saved by a stranger....

“It’s an amazing thing that anybody can do. Just by joining the register it’s shows that they are committed to saving someone’s life potentially. You could be the one someone’s looking for”

She says some people are put off but it is now much easier to donate:

“It’s so non intrusive. You can get up and go home the same day. We can make sure your wages are covered, your expenses, your travel. All we’re asking you to do is join the register to help save a life”

You can find out how you could help Andrew and others like him with the Anthony Nolan Trust here.

2:25pm 14th November 2011

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